Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class February 1, 2016

This Month at Starside

This week:

Monday February 1

  • M day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Math

Tuesday February 2
  • E day: Art
  • Sparkle Reading

Wednesday, February 3

  • T day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Homework Help

Thursday February 4

  • C day: Computers
  • Sparkle Clubs

Friday, February 5

  • O day: Library

Next Week:

Monday February 8

  • M day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Math

Yearbook orders

Yearbook orders came home on Friday. All students will need to order yearbooks if they want one. Any student who does not order a yearbook will get an autograph book that does not have any pictures. Yearbooks are $10.00 and need to be ordered by March 4. Yearbooks could also be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com . The school code is 2205316.

Extreme Weather Guidelines for Recess

In accordance with out commitment to student safety, and recognizing the impact extreme temperature can have on student health and wellness, USD #232 has established the following guidelines for outdoor recess/activities:

Wind Chill Considerations:

  • full recess permitted when wind chill temperature is at or about 25 degrees and students are considered to be appropriately dressed.
  • fresh air breaks, of no more than 10 minutes, are permissible (according to individual teacher discretion and administrative consultation) when wind chill temperature is between 20 and 24 degrees and participating students are considered to be appropriately dressed.


Conferences are fast approaching. I sent home the appointment sheet last week. If for some reason you can not make that appointment, please let me know. I will do my best to work with you. Most of the appointments are the same time as in the fall.

Valentines Day Parties

Valentines parties are Wednesday February 11, 2016 at 3:00. There will be a signup genius from the room parents is listed below. Please remember the following guidelines for the parties:

  • No younger or older siblings should be coming to the parties. The only exception is if you have an infant that will be in a car seat.
  • When sending Valentines, please make sure everyone in the class is included. A class list is in the front of the RACE binder.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will do my best to answer them or find the answers for you.

Community Service

If your child is volunteering please make sure to fill out a community service log. Logs are available from Miss Crow,

Extended Absence Reminder

Please be sure to let the office know when your student will be absent for an extended period. You will need to complete our Extended Absence Request Form. This helps your child’s teacher to prepare work and plan for your child’s absence. It also assists our office maintain accurate attendance reporting. Forms are located in the Starside office.

Reading Calendar

Don't forget to be marking every time your child reads 20 minutes and practices 10 minutes of math facts on the calendar in the RACE binder. Anyone who meets the goal gets a Pizza Hut Book it coupon.


We are continuing to work on p;ace value. The objectives we will focus on are the following:

  • building to 1,000
  • counting hundreds, tens and ones
  • reading and writing numbers to 1,000
  • changing numbers by hundreds and tens
  • patterns with numbers on hundreds charts
  • skip counting by 5,10,100, to 1,000
  • comparing numbers
  • ordering numbers

Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing math facts. All addition facts should be mastered by December. Subtraction facts should be mastered by May.

Skills that can still be reviewed:

  • time to 5 minutes
  • counting by 5's forwards and backwards
  • adding facts up to 20
  • place value number of tens and ones in a problem
  • subtraction facts up to 20
  • subtracting and adding 2 digit with 2 digit numbers

Fun math games for practice

Reading and Writing

For the next few weeks we are going to be working on writing an opinion piece with evidence backing up our opinion. We will also be doing a fairy tale study comparing different versions of the same fairy tale.
Digital Books

The Kansas Library has free digital books. If you go to this page you can click on many different types. The one we use in class the most is Tumble books.


We are working on matter in Science. We are exploring the properties of matter.


Travel Changes

If your child is going home a way that is different than normal please notify the office by 3:00. You will need to email Tami Gothard at TGothard@usd232.org or call 913-667-6270. If you know ahead of time, you can also send in a note.

Follow the Activities of Our Class on Social Media

There are lots of ways to follow what is going on in our classroom.

  • Class Twitter account @StarsideMarney.
  • Text Messages from me when you text @missmarn to 81010. When you sign up, your child will get a pencil from me.
  • You can also follow Starside @StarsideComets
Lunch Menu

Click on the button to see what is for lunch this week.

Lunch Money

When sending lunch money, please send it in an envelope with your child's name on it. Also if you are planning to eat lunch with your child please email blawson@usd232.org to order your lunch preference by 9 am.